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Elyounoussi's display against Manchester City did not impress Southampton fans

2018 has been a challenging year for Southampton and they finished it with a 3-1 home defeat against reigning champions Manchester City yesterday.

The Saints have enjoyed something of a resurgence under Ralph Hasenhuttl but were unable to lay a finger on Pep Guardiola’s side – who may have been seen as a little vulnerable after three defeats in their last four matches.

But that proved not to be the case and it was a timid display by the home side in a match that was all but over before half time; and that misery was compounded by the late dismissal of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The midfielder had at least enjoyed a good afternoon – and he was the man who netted Southampton’s goal – but the same could not be said for winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, who struggled throughout.

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The summer signing from Basel has failed to impress so far at St Mary’s and that was the case again as he failed to showcase any kind of attacking threat, albeit on a tough afternoon for the team in general.

Saints fans are beginning to lose patience with the wideman and we’ve put together the best of the reaction…

 

https://twitter.com/TheJonah22/status/1079495806330290176

https://twitter.com/saintant/status/1079474384350466049

 

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